Twitter’s treatment of its employees is “unacceptable”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.
Billionaire Elon Musk has begun a radical transformation of the company since he purchased the microblogging site and further changes are expected.
Earlier this month, Twitter made half its team in Dublin redundant without giving the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment a formal warning.
Other staff members have opted for a severance package after Mr Musk said all staying on would have to sign a new contract which requires them to work “long hours at high intensity”.
“It’s unacceptable what’s happening within Twitter in terms of employees who have very uncertain futures,” Mr Martin told Newstalk.
“There’s a need for coherence and there’s a need for a clear road map ahead in terms of Twitter.
“So, we will work with all employees to see what we can do to help and to be of assistance.
“And yes, our laws will apply.”
Mr Martin said that all employees should be treated with “respect and dignity” and that the Industrial Development Agency was in “constant contact with the company”.
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